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American Heart Association “ACLS Provider” Class

Target Audience

The American Heart Association “ACLS Provider” class is designed for healthcare providers that perform CPR as part of their job and need to learn the advanced techniques for CPR or a Rapid Response Team.  This class is also for anybody that has “ACLS” within their scope of practice, such as doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics, and clinical exercise physiologists.

The American Heart Association states that the following individuals need this class.  “Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency
response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.” (viewed 10-4-2017, http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_490397.pdf)

Primary Concepts of the Class

  • “Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, useof a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such assymptomatic bradycardia

  • Airway management

  • Related pharmacology

  • Management of ACS and stroke

  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team”

    (viewed 10-4-17, http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_490397.pdf)

Formats of the Class

  • Full Class

    • The participate does not have a current AHA “ACLS Provider” card & has an American Heart Association “BLS Provider” card as a pre-requisite.
    • The participate has a current AHA “ACLS Provider” card but wants to take this full class instead of the update class & also has an American Heart Association “BLS Provider” card as a pre-requisite.
    • Student must complete the pretest prior to starting the class (website and pass-code for the pretest are in the student book).
    • Student must have the student book (ebook is cheapest from ebooks.heart.org).
    • “Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.”  (viewed 10-4-17, http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_490397.pdf)
    • $215 per student (price with the book not included & student gets the book on their own)
  • Update Class

    • The participant has a current AHA ACLS Provider card that is about to expire & has an American Heart Association “BLS Provider” card as a pre-requisite.
    • Student must complete the pretest prior to starting the class (website and pass-code for the pretest are in the student book).
    • Student must have the student book (ebook is cheapest from ebooks.heart.org).
    • “Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.”  (viewed 10-4-17, http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_490397.pdf)
    • This course is about half as long as the full course.
    • $135 per student (price with the book not included and student gets the book on their own)
  • Skills Session

    • “Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.” (viewed 10-4-17, http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_490397.pdf)
    • Student completes the online portion prior to the skills session from onlineaha.org.  (Student book is included in the online portion.)
    • Takes about 2/3 of the time of an Update Class for this skills session.
    • $85 per student

Scheduling

Contact Lifesaver CPR (214-704-3891, lifesavercpr@texascprcourse.com) for scheduling.  Payment is required upon scheduling a class!




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